I had lost all of my Petalbrook Heights neighborhood when my old hard drive crashed. I tried to get by with just my Joe Schmoe legacy, but I was really missing my Petalbrook sims. Now I've seen how other simmer had tried to recreate the magic and it just didn't work. So instead of doing that I started completely over. Same sims. Different neighborhood. Different parings. Different lives. Some sims-selves were able to stay female, some were not. As before, everything was decided with a flip of a coin and matches were drawn from a hat.